Welcome! 'St Spyridon' is a canonical Orthodox Church serving the spiritual and community needs of South East Sydney. It functions through the authority of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia under the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople
. St Spyridon Parish is also responsible for the founding and continuing development of St Spyridon College.


For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
(John 3:16)


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TODAY'S SAINTS AND FEASTS
Prochoros, Nicanor, Timon, & Parmenas the Apostles of the 70

Irene the Righteous of Chrysovalantou

Our Righteous Father Paul of Xeropotamos

 




TODAY'S SCRIPTURE READINGS
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Calendar of Saints, Feasts and Holy Services
Don't miss a thing with our 2021 Calendar of Saints, Feasts and Holy Services.


Saturday of Souls on 19 June 2021
We need to pray for our departed loved ones as regularly as possible. Beyond our personal prayers for their souls, Memorial Services are conducted at the church or the cemetery on the 40th day, the 3rd month, 6th month, 9th month, the 12th month, and annually thereafter. There are also four 'Saturdays of Souls' on which we are asked to remember all members of our family and our friends who have departed this world - three before Easter and one after Easter.

What do we do? We sit down contemplatively, preferably with the whole family, and write down the names of those for whom we would like the Church to pray for. The list of names should be titled either with a cross (+) or with the word 'Departed'. We come to church on the day with a small plate of boiled wheat (kollyva) (at St Spyridon Church such plates of kollyva are available at the entrance) and place it on one of the designated tables and light a candle on the kollyva. During the service, the names will be read out by the Priest and prayed for.


Program of Holy Services for June 2021
Download the English program of Holy Services during June 2021 to be held at St Spyridon Church. St Spyridon Parish is also live-streaming the main Services through Facebook or YouTube.


English Divine Liturgy Services
The Divine Liturgy in ENGLISH is conducted at St Spyridon church on the first SATURDAY evening of each month from 7 - 8.30 p.m.

Can't make it to the Saturday evening services? Download and save the mp3 of the Divine Liturgy Service in English recorded at St Spyridon Church.


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St Spyridon Parish is using all possible means to reach out to its people which is why St Spyridon Parish has a Facebook page. And as many of you already know, our Parish Priest Fr Steven Scoutas is also on Facebook.







 
The Feast of Holy Pentecost
The Feast of Holy Pentecost is celebrated each year on the fiftieth day after the Great and Holy Feast of Pascha (Easter) and always on a Sunday.The Feast commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles on the day of Pentecost and the establishment of the Church through the preaching of the Apostles and the baptism of the thousands who on that day believed in the Gospel message of salvation through Jesus Christ.
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Twelve Apostles
Jesus Christ endowed His Church with Himself and His divine Message. He handed it down to His Apostles, who constituted His Church, to carry on with authority His Gospel, and He sent them to preach it and to baptize converts all over the world
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Great and Holy Feast of Pascha
On the Great rand Holy Feast of Pascha, Orthodox Christians celebrate the life-giving Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This feast of feasts is the most significant day in the life of the Church. It is a celebration of the defeat of death, and in this victory that came through the Cross, Christ offers us restoration, transformation, and eternal life.
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Seeing and Believing: The Thomas Incident
There is a special episode preserved by the Gospel of John that stands out from among the post-resurrection scenes - the incident of the appearance of the risen Lord to Thomas. A story deeply human and divine, it culminates in the supreme dominical proclamation ‘Blessed are those who have not seen and (yet) believed.’
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Who is Jesus Christ?
Who do we say that Jesus Christ is? Who is this Jesus Christ in whom we believe as baptised members of the Orthodox Church? Is Jesus Christ a mere man? Is He only God? Or is He rather, as the Orthodox Church teaches, both truly God and truly man.
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